DWF Legacy Schools Poster Contest is Now Open!
Show us what you can do Legacy School students – even from home! We are calling on all Legacy School students to create a poster that answers the question
“What does it mean to be an Indigenous Ally?”
Winning selections will appear on our social media channels and in our Legacy School calendar for 2020-2021 – a great addition to any student portfolio! Winners will also receive an amazing prize pack from the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund (prizes will be mailed out when health recommendations allow).
Participation is open to all students currently enrolled at a registered Legacy School. If you don’t see your school on our map you can still enter! Just let your teacher know about our Legacy Schools program and once they register we’ll send them a free toolkit in the fall.
Submission: Submissions should be high-quality artwork 8.5″x11″ at 300 DPI resolution (photos/scans or original artwork are acceptable). Please submit PDF files digitally to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: Friday, June 19, 2020
Winners Announced: June 24, 2020. Students from elementary, middle, and secondary schools will be judged separately.
Educators – feel free to share the poster with your students to let them know about the contest!
“Being an ally is about disrupting oppressive spaces by educating others on the realities and histories of marginalized people.”
– Indigenous Ally Toolkit by the Montreal Urban Aboriginal Community Strategy Network
Here are some great resources to help you define what it means to be an Indigenous Ally;
Treaty 7 Indigenous Ally Toolkit by the Calgary Foundation
Indigenous Ally Toolkit by the Montreal Urban Aboriginal Community Strategy Network
Build Together: Indigenous Peoples of the Building Trades – Indigenous Allyship by Canada’s Building Trades Unions
Indigenous Allyship: An Overview by the Office of Aboriginal Initiatives, Wilfred Laurier University
Indigenous Allyship Toolkit by Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Indigenous Health Network
How To Be An Ally To Indigenous People by the Indigenous Perspectives Society
“Being An Ally” from Pulling Together: A Guide For Curriculum Developers
In Solidarity by Living Hyphen
Dear Qallunaat (White People) by Sandra Inutiq, CBC News
Indigenous Canada – MOOC provided by the University of Alberta
We can’t wait to see what you come up with!